2020 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Thursday, July 16 - Rutledge, Missouri
Lone-Tree Farms

COVID-19 Statement

During this time, we recognize that every family may have different levels of comfort when it comes to participating in activities. Please know that the Oberholtzer family and the Missouri Holstein Association holds the safety of our members and their families as our top priority. As you and your family look to take part in the 2020 Holstein Field Day, we strongly urge members, volunteers, and their families to follow current CDC guidelines when considering attending this event. If you feel uncomfortable or are at high risk feel free not to attend.

The association has been in contact with the county health department and will be following their guidelines. Masks and gloves will be available for anyone who desires to wear them at the event. We will be asking parties (families) to maintain social distancing throughout the event. Individuals handing food will take the necessary precautions and wear masks and gloves. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the premises.

Everyone is Welcome - Bring a Neighbor!

Lone-Tree Holsteins is owned by Clifford and Louella Oberholtzer of Rutledge, Missouri, which is located in Northern Missouri. Clifford has only been dairying full time for about 6 years. He focuses on highly productive and long-lasting cows. The Obertholtzer's have built a new free-stall barn that houses their 85 cow milking herd. They have also invested in many exciting and solid cow families over the past few years. This has produced a wide range of genetics and a solid base with which to improve his herd. Some cow families we bought into are: Ammon-Peachy Shauna, Apple, Playball MNOM Bounty, Tri-Day Ashlyn, and Shottle Imelda.

We look forward to you joining us July 16, as we open our farm for touring as we showcase our facilities and cow families.

New facilities at Lone-Tree

Schedule and Events Include:

  • 10:00 am Registration
  • 10:30 am Welcome and introductions
  • 12:30 pm Lunch sponsored by Hubbard Fleer Feed
  • Following lunch: “How Your ration can benefit from Small Grain Forages.”
  • Refreshments will be provided all day

Oberholtzer's will display and demonstrate:
  1. Touring 75 head sand bedded free stall barn featuring floating feed bunk neck rail.
  2. Double 6 Parabone parlor
  3. Recently built bedded pack barn for heifers and dry cows housing 80 head.
  4. Viewing of crop and forage program, including New Holland chopper with added Horning kernel processor.
  5. See genetics from deep prominent cow families.
  6. Several vendors will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate products
  7. Lunch will be provided with several door prizes.

Oberholtzer's put up all of their own forages.
See how new small grains can be part of your forage program.

Ms Ava Avila-ET EX-91 EX-MS
Avila goes back to the APPLE family and
Avila has pregnancies by Altitude-Red & Redneck-Red.

See Avila and many more animals from prominent cow families at Lone-Tree!

Directions: • Directions From Edina: Take Hwy 15 North 13 miles and turn right (East) onto State Route W. Continue for 9 miles on State Route W then to Route M and then to State Route A. Farm will be on your right (South).

• Directions from Memphis: Take Hwy 15 South 10 miles and turn left (East) onto State Route W. Continue on W and take Route M to Route A for 9 miles. Farm will be on your right (South).

Clifford & Louella Oberholtzer
28829 State Route A, Rutledge, MO 63563
Email: clholsteins@gmail.com


Southern National Holstein & Jersey Show

September 21-26, Stillwater, OK
Entry Deadline: August 15 - $30

We are pleased to announce we have been approved for National Show Status. We will be following all rules and guidelines in the National Holstein Show Program. The Junior show will be considered a regional show and to be eligible to show in junior show the animal must be transferred by the JULY 15 deadline. We look forward to seeing everyone in a few short months!

Junior and open shows will run together with separate champions for the junior and open shows.

Contact Tyler Chupp with any questions or if you have any possible consignments jersey or Holstein. We will not have a fitting crew for sale cattle. They will have to be in someone’s show string.

There is a website with rules, entries, and schedule. Click below for complete details.

Facebook information for Southern National Holstein and Jersey Show Entry Information has yet to be released.

Click on Image below to view schedule



Missouri was scheduled to classify in April 20209 but was forced to reschedule to June 2020. Click here for the summary of Very Good 2-Year Old Cows, New Excellent cows and the state BAA list. Production leaders for the past year are also listed per category.

Our next state Classification will be in November.



There are five district shows. If you are in the area, go and support your local dairy breeders at their district shows. It is a great way to get to know other breeders. Some districts also have meals and other activities planned. If you have any questions just give your district president or me a call. South Central district show date is not yet finalized.


July 21 Northeast District Show, Edina, MO @ 5PM **NEW RESCHEDULED DATE**

August 21 ~ 8:00 AM Southwest District Show, MO state Fair.
Held in conjunction with Stat Fair

Possibly October South Central District Show



Instead of a traditional national convention this year Holstein held a virtual member update meeting that was live streamed on June 25. Click here to watch the recorded meeting and update.


NEW State Fair Details

**NEW details for the Missouri State Fair**

Exhibitors interested in competing at the Missouri State Fair will now be able to access new online entry and payment options, and online registration for the vendor input form.


Changes to fair this year:

  • Jr Show: Entry fees and premiums as usual. $500 junior show Supreme; $250 junior show junior supreme
  • Open Show: Entry fees as normal, but there will be NO premiums, however, I’m working on additional sponsorship to try to add money for the open show as well! $500 from DFA for Supreme Champion and a remainder of $800 to date for additional funds and will be working swiftly to add AND update the facebook page MSF Dairy Exhibitor Page so you know exactly what is up for grabs when you enter! This was a decision by the commissioners and applies to the entire fair (not just the dairy department)
  • Out of State exhibitors will be allowed although preference will be given to Missouri residents. (I’m sure if there are no premiums, this won’t likely be an issue, but I’m hopeful we have some.)
  • We have several letters sent out and are getting favorable response. I will keep posting as they let us know amounts added to the pot!
  • If interested in straw contact Mark Chamberlin directly at 660-287-1940

Karla and I would also like to add, when you make the decision to enter, PLEASE work to be accurate as possible (to minimize substitutions) as this will help us expedite the check in so we can get through the process faster!

Dairy Superintendent,
AmyJo Estes

To enter online, visit www.mostatefair.com,

To view Premium Guide: www.mostatefair.com, click on 'Online Registration' or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).

New and Exciting Pulsator Changes!

New and Exciting things are happening!

Shannon (Wilson) Kleiboeker and Jenna Wilson will be heading the mantel of the newly envisioned "Pulsator" magazine. Missouri Holstein is expanding the current Pulsator. They look forward to reporting on and participation from the states diversified dairy breeds and business models. We are looking to still have four issues a year and hope to reach ALL of Missouri’s Dairy farmers and enthusiasts with news, events, articles, and pictures that highlight our state’s wonderful dairy industry and the individuals that keep it going. This publication invites ALL aspects of the dairy industry including ALL breeds and legislative dairy groups.

If you are interested in advertising your farm, cattle, or business contact Shannon Kleiboeker for details on the new introductory rates. We are excited about uniting the Missouri dairy industry! Want to know more how you can get your association's information included FREE be sure to contact Shannon.

Watch for your copy this fall and contact Shannon below for more details!

Shannon Kleiboeker shannonkleiboeker@hotmail.com or 417-737-2876

To view the June 2020 Pulsator Click here

In Memory - John D Sikes
90 - Columbia, MO

John Sikes - University of Missouri

John Dale Sikes, 90 passed away peacefully on June 18, 2020 at The Bluffs in Columbia, Missouri. John was born on March 31, 1930 in Mansfield, Missouri to Dewey and Deatrice (McIntosh) Sikes. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Betty J. Beckley (Visalia, California) and his brother Loyal D Sikes (Mansfield, MO).

After completing his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri in 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for four years. Dr. Sikes obtained a master’s degree in dairy husbandry in 1957 and a doctorate in dairy husbandry in 1961 from the University of Missouri (MU). Dr. Sikes joined the faculty at MU as an instructor in 1959 and was a tenured Professor.

Dr. Sikes helped countless students to realize their career potential by sharing his considerable knowledge as an instructor for courses such as Dairy Cattle Judging, Advanced Dairy Cattle Judging, Bovine Breeding, and Semen and Ova processing. Beyond teaching, Dr. Sikes contributed greatly to the dairy industry in Missouri and nationally through his work in dairy cattle breeding, artificial insemination, embryo transfer and general reproductive physiology. Dr. Sikes retired from the University of Missouri in 1995, but continued his work in embryo transfer in the private sector mainly in dairy cattle. Through the years, Dr. Sikes continued to have communication with former students throughout the state and around the world and work on his farms.

Dr. Sikes support of higher education will continue in the form of the “John D. Sikes Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund” for the benefit of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) on the Columbia campus to provide one or more full tuition scholarships to CAFNR students, with preference for students majoring in animal science.

A private interment will be in Mansfield, Missouri at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the University of Missouri. For gifts to the John D. Sikes Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at Mizzou, please make checks payable to University of Missouri and mail to Mizzou Gift Processing, 407 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, MO 65211, or give online at giving.missouri.edu and list the fund name in gift instructions field. Note “in memory of John D. Sikes” on all gifts.

Three New Bulls Through Holstein Marketplace Sires

Three new bulls have recently been launched through the Holstein Marketplace Sire program, managed by Holstein Services, Inc.

Visit www.holsteinusa.com/marketplacesires to view complete pedigree and genetic information on these three new bulls, and the five other bulls currently available.

New Releases

712HO01006 RASBERRY CRSBL RIP CITY-ET, owned by Karl & Donna Hale, Cloverdale, Ore. RIP CITY is sired by OH-River-Syc Crushabull-ET, out of a Very Good-85 View-Home Monterey-ET daughter of Golden-Rose Rasberry-ET EX-91, then 17 more generations of Excellent dams behind that, tracing back to Audrey Posch EX-93 2E GMD. RIP CITY boasts impressive conformation values at +3.21 PTA Type, +2.54 Udder Composite and +1.58 Feet & Leg Composite, complemented by positive component percentages and Fertility Index values.

712HO01007 TERRA-LINDA RYNO-ET, bred and owned by Terra Linda Dairy, Tulare, Calif. RYNO is a De-Su Frazz Tahiti 14104-ET son out of a Very Good-86 Bacon-Hill Pety Modesty-ET with a first lactation production record of over 28,750 pounds of milk, with 1,258 pounds of fat (4.4%) and 914 pounds of protein (3.2%). His next dam is an Excellent-90 Bacon-Hill Montross-ET with over 108,000 pounds of lifetime production averaging 4.0%F and 3.0%P and then through the generations goes back to Robthom Georgia Integrity EX-92 2E GMD DOM. RYNO is a well-balanced bull, coming in at +2769 GTPI®, with strong production numbers of +1,209 PTA Milk and a combined 124 pounds of PTA Fat and PTA Protein, also being Beta Casein A2/A2. RYNO is positive in his fertility traits, is +1.43 PTA Type and +1.41 Udder Composite.

712HO01008 OCD KENOBI FOGHT-ET, bred and owned by Oakfield Corners Dairy, Oakfield, N.Y. FOGHAT hails from 11 generations of Very Good and Excellent dams, going back through the Markwell Bstar E Raven-ET EX-95 3E GMD DOM cow family. Sired by De-Su 14222 Kenobi-ET, his dam is a Pine-Tree Burley-ET daughter classified Very Good-87 as a two-year-old and working on her first lactation milk record with 4.3% fat and 3.2% protein. With a +2851 GTPI, FOGHAT brings a package of high component percentages with a combined 119 pounds of PTA Fat and PTA Protein, along with desirable health traits; +5.5 Productive Life, +1.9 Cow Livability and +2.8 Daughter Pregnancy Rate.

CFAP - Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

I'm sure most of you have heard that this is the main relief package for dairy and livestock related to the coronavirus. Here are some details and information related to signing up.

Click on the lines below for more information

  1. DFA Frequently Asked Questions
  2. USDA CFAP Website

MU Extension - Dairy Science Podcast

There's been a couple questions about this month's Dairy Science Digest Podcast on Goldilock diets

1. Will the Goldilocks diet work with Prairie hay / poor quality Fescue? Yes, however a forage test is needed to make sure the DCAD is correct to maximize the effect. Also, don't forget that KY31 has endophytes that can work against your transition cow, so please make sure it's a novel/friendly endophyte AND free of ergot (a fungus that commonly forms in the seed head)

2. Can I component feed acidified molasses to my close up diet? Yes, however - it will take creative set-ups that are unique to each farm AND a STRONG commitment to monitoring urine pH of close up cows to make sure you're not doing more harm than good.

If you missed the link to the release of our first Dairy Science Podcast, please find it here

For more information or to contact Specialist: Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or BluelRJ@missouri.edu


Dairy Margin Program

USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2020
Rates for 2020:
- January Rate: 10.72. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- February Rate: 10.06. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- March Rate: 9.15. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.35 per cwt.
- April Rate: 6.03. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.47 per cwt.
- April Rate: 5.37. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $4.13 per cwt.



-- LATE FEE of $10/Membership for Current members AFTER APRIL 14, 2020
-- Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards
-- NEW MEMBERS pay basic rates without late fee (June 1 award deadline still applies for current year).


A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2019 Missouri Membership List - By District

2019 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name



July - 16 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Clifford Oberholtzer, Rutledge, MO
July 11 SC District Show (tentative)
July 21 NE Central District Show, Edina, MO
July 24 Missouri State Fair Entries Due. **2020 only**
July 31 - Aug. 2 Ozark Empire Fair - Dairy Show Ozark Empire Fair Schedule.

August 15 Southern National Fall Show Entry Deadline

August 18-23 Missouri State Fair & SW District Show
September 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Shannon

September 24-26 Southern National Holstein & Jersey Show, Stillwater, OK

October 12 - Dec. 11 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage signup period

November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Shannon

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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